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TRANSIT PROJECTS AND METROLINX UNDERTAKINGS

TRANSIT PROJECTS AND METROLINX UNDERTAKINGS
Effective Date:  November 6, 2012

Ontario Regulation 387/12 in the Town of Oakville, Halton Region  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation 387/12 is a site specific amendment that revokes certain lands from Ontario Regulation 481/73.
Effective Date:  November 29, 2012

College of Opticians of Ontario

Quality Assurance Regulation made under the Opticianry Act, 1991
Effective Date:  November 19, 2012

College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO)

Quality Assurance Regulation made under the Respiratory Therapy Act, 1991
Effective Date:  November 19, 2012

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 318/10 under the Retail Sales Tax Act

The amendments effectively wind down the Small Business Transition Support Program as of April 1, 2013.
Effective Date:  November 19, 2012

Amendment to Regulation 604

Parking
Effective Date:  November 13, 2012

Amendment to Regulation 630

Vehicles on Controlled-Access Highways
Effective Date:  November 13, 2012

College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO)

Quality Assurance Regulation made under the Dietetics Act, 1991
Effective Date:  November 19, 2012

Property Tax Regulations for 2013

The following tax-related regulations were filed to facilitate the administration of the property tax system for the 2013 tax year.
Effective Date:  November 5, 2012

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)

Quality Assurance Regulation made under the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991.
Effective Date:  November 19, 2012

Amendment to Regulation 627

Use of Controlled-Access Highways by Pedestrians
Effective Date:  November 13, 2012

College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO)

Quality Assurance Regulation, made under the Medical Radiation Technology Act, 1991
Effective Date:  November 19, 2012

College of Midwives of Ontario (CMO)

Quality Assurance Regulation made under the Midwifery Act, 1991
Effective Date:  November 19, 2012

Ontario Regulation 391/12 in the City of Burlington, Halton Region  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation 391/12 is a site specific amendment that revokes certain lands from Ontario Regulation 482/73
Effective Date:  November 30, 2012

Amendment to Regulation 619

Speed Limits
Effective Date:  November 5, 2012

Amendment to Regulation 619

Speed Limits
Effective Date:  November 16, 2012

Amendment to Regulation 619

Speed Limits
Effective Date:  November 12, 2012

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 79/10, made under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 and R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 552 under the Health Insurance Act to Increase the Comfort Allowance effective November 1, 2012

The amendment will increase the comfort allowance from $132/month to $134/month effective November 1st, 2012. The increase in comfort allowance is aligned with the 1% increase to the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) personal needs allowance (PNA) and is intended to support low income residents by allowing them to maintain adequate resources to cover their personal needs above and beyond the meal and accommodation services funded through the co-payment.
Effective Date:  November 1, 2012

Stewardship - Leadership - Accountability. Managing Ontario's Water Resources for Future Generations  (source: Environmental Registry)

On August 5, 2009, the ministries of the Environment and Natural Resources posted a Proposal Notice on the EBR to seek public input on the development of Ontario water conservation and efficiency goals and objectives, as committed to under the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement (Agreement). Based on consultation and comments received, Ontario is adopting the Basin-wide water conservation goals and objectives.
Effective Date:  November 8, 2012

French versions of regulations made under the Condominium Act, 1998

French versions of two regulations under the Condominium Act, 1998 were recently made.
Effective Date:  November 22, 2012

EXEMPTION - COUNTY OF VICTORIA - VICT-CT-1

EXEMPTION - COUNTY OF VICTORIA - VICT-CT-1
Effective Date:  November 6, 2012

Amendment to Regulation 609

Restricted Use of the King's Highway
Effective Date:  November 13, 2012

Amendment to Regulation 623

Stop Signs at Intersections
Effective Date:  November 13, 2012

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

Quality Assurance Regulation made under the Physiotherapy Act, 1991
Effective Date:  November 19, 2012

Amendment to the Regulation Governing the Accreditation of Farm organizations Under the Farm Business Registration Program

OMAFRA, is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 723/93 - General (O. Reg. 723/93) that governs the Farm Business Registration (FBR) Program. The proposed changes would: - Streamline the eligibility criteria for farm organizations have to become accredited; - Contain a transitional provision that would allow the AFRAAT to apply the new criteria to existing applications; and - Are temporary in nature in that the old eligibility requirements come back into force in one year.
Effective Date:  November 22, 2012

College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)

Quality Assurance Regulation made under the Occupational Therapy Act, 1991
Effective Date:  November 19, 2012

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and Regulation 935 made under the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act

Proposed regulation amendments to set additional conditions for submission requirements of long-acting oxycodone drug products
Effective Date:  November 23, 2012

Amendments to Regulation 391 (Asparagus - Plan) and Regulation 390 (Asparagus - Marketing) to revise the way a marketing board is constituted and to change its name to the "Asparagus Farmers of Ontario".

The Ontario Asparagus Growers Marketing Board has asked the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission to change its official name to "Asparagus Growers of Ontario" and also for changes to the way it is constituted. The requested changes are in response to the declining number of producers and the concentration of the industry in the Norfolk area and would require amendments to Regulations 391 and 390. The Commission supports the requested amendments.
Effective Date:  November 1, 2012

Proposed Environmental Activity and Sector Registry Regulations for Small Ground-Mounted Solar; Lithographic, Screen and Digital Printing; and Non-Hazardous Waste Transportation Systems, as well as Proposed Changes to the Standby Power Sytem Requirements Currently in O.Reg. 245/11  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment has implemented an Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR) which allows businesses to register prescribed activities in the EASR instead of seeking an Environmental Compliance Approval. The EASR is a public, web-based registry system.
Effective Date:  November 18, 2012

Additional Amendments to O. Reg. 359/09 (Renewable Energy Approvals under Part V.0.1 of the Environmental Protection Act)  (source: Environmental Registry)

On April 2, 2012, the Ministry of the Environment posted proposed regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 359/09 and Regulation 334 as part of the response to the Feed-In-Tariff review. As a result of comments received as well as a thorough review and confirmation of over 120 natural heritage assessments by the Ministry of Natural Resources, additional regulatory amendments are being proposed for comment.
Effective Date:  November 2, 2012

Pension Benefits Act: Proposed Regulation Respecting Letters of Credit

The amending regulation would implement the 2012 Budget commitment to provide regulations that would enable s.55.2 of the PBA and permit employers to use irrevocable letters of credit from a financial institution to cover as much as 15 per cent of a pension plan's solvency liabilities.
Effective Date:  November 15, 2012

Extending Solvency Funding Relief for Private-Sector Pension Plans and Exemptions to the "Solvency Concerns" Test - Strengthening and Modernizing Ontario's Employment Pension System

This posting is intended to ensure that interested Ontarians are aware of the announcements in the 2012 Budget, Strong Action for Ontario. Further related Regulatory Registry postings are forthcoming.
Effective Date:  November 1, 2012

Regulation 274 "Forms" under the Drainage Act and Regulation 1032 "Borrowing By-Laws, Debentures and Loans" under the Tile Drainage Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 274 "Forms" under the Drainage Act and R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 1032 "Borrowing By-Laws, Debentures and Loans" under the Tile Drainage Act. The proposed amendments intend to make the forms more user-friendly, remove obsolete and unnecessary forms and amalgamate like forms. These changes are in keeping with the ministry's commitment to the Open for Business initiative.
Effective Date:  November 21, 2012

Proposal for amendments to the Assessment Regulation (O.Reg. 6/96) under the Mining Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of this Regulation Proposal Notice is to advise the public that the province is proposing to amend O. Reg. 6/96 under the Mining Act for Assessment Regulations to add new items that are eligible for assessment work credits including Aboriginal consultations and other general provisions.
Effective Date:  November 1, 2012

Proposal for a new regulation under the Mining Act "Exploration Plans and Permits"  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of this Regulation Proposal Notice is to advise the public that the province is proposing a new regulation under the Mining Act to regulate early exploration activities.
Effective Date:  November 1, 2012

Proposal for amendments to the Claim Staking and Recording Regulation (O.Reg. 43/11) under the Mining Act

The proposed amendments to O. Reg. 43/11 are part of a new set of regulatory provisions that are being phased in to support the recent amendments to Ontario's modernized Mining Act.
Effective Date:  November 1, 2012

Proposal for amendments to General Regulation (O.Reg.45/11) under the Mining Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of this Regulation Proposal Notice is to advise the public that the province is proposing to amend O. Reg. 45/11 under the Mining Act for General Regulations to add criteria for Sites of Aboriginal Cultural Significances, designate the Mining Act Awareness Program for prospectors and other administrative provisions
Effective Date:  November 1, 2012

Proposal for amendments to the Mine Development and Closure under Part VII of the Mining Act (O.Reg. 240/00)  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of this Regulation Proposal Notice is to advise the public that the province is proposing to amend O. Reg. 240/00 under the Mining Act for Mine Development and Closure to clarify requirements for Aboriginal consultation provisions on Closure Plans and to implement the voluntary rehabilitation of abandoned mine hazards.
Effective Date:  November 1, 2012

College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario

Amendments to the General Regulation under the Respiratory Therapy Act, 1991
Effective Date:  November 5, 2012

Proposed Regulation Amendments to Professional Development for Land Surveyors

Under the Surveyors Act, the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) is proposing changes to Regulation 1026 under the Surveyors Act, which if passed, will require mandatory reporting, establish a minimum acceptable level of continuing education by members of the Association and provide flexibility to the Academic and Experience Requirements Committee of the AOLS to waive a term of articles for professional surveyors with equivalent experience.
Effective Date:  November 5, 2012